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How the new Camera? (picture thread)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by TyrantII, Jul 10, 2011.

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    Wondering how the new camera is working out. Would love to see your best (and worst) examples of what the Droid 3 is capable of.

    I'm looking to upgrade from my Droid 1, and while I was pretty happy with the clarity of the camera on that phone, colors always seemed washed out, and slightly over exposed.
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    The camera is great. Picture quality is on par with the latest phone technology. What I really like, however, is the constant auto-focus that keeps the picture crisp and clear. The movie recording capabilities are pretty nice at 1080p/30fps.
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    I initially was underwhelmed, but finding that there is a reason they stress the 1080p video recording. It's actually pretty damn good when you are out in the daytime. Then tonight I discovered that using that new LED flash as a light actually works effectively. Quite a jump from trying to do the same thing on the Droid, which was useless.
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    i put the phone on 1080p setting and the light on ...in my room which is pretty dark i was able to take a view vids playing guitar and from the phone being like 5 feet away sitting on a table u can see all the finger movements on the fret board...i thought it was pretty cool first time i recorded myself playing and the camcorder was pretty good...during playback there was a hiccup or two but i dont think thats in the video only because a backround process probably froze the phone for .5 second
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    I have the HTC Thunderbolt, and it takes pictures immediately. My wife just got the Droid 3, and it takes like 2 seconds from when you hit the button to take a picture until it actually takes the picture. It is frustrating and disappointing. Anyone else experiencing this, and does anyone have a possible fix?
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    Here are a couple pics in daylight I took today. Big improvement from the D1. I could live with the pic quality.
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    Can you take some low light shots too? I'd really appreciate it! The Droid 1 is abysmal in low light and I'm debating on picking up a Droid 3 on Thursday.
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    I'm assuming this is the case, but is the droid 3's camera faster than the droid 1 camera? when i say faster i mean lately my droid 1 after i take a picture it gets hosed up for a few minutes before i can either take another picture or see the one that i just took. I'm upgrading tomorrow when its launched in stores and was just curious if this was def the case.
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    Pretty good looking pics to me.
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    I'm really liking the camera. I just ran out and took this pic of the moon.
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    first video with my new d3 that im lovin so far great step up from the OG droid.
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    That looks promising. Can you post some more low light pics?
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    I don't know about the fix but I do know what you mean. It's so slow that you can almost assume it's already taken the pic and you'll start moving on to something else before it finally snaps.

    I have a seriously nice DSLR for picture taking anyway, I find phone cameras to be really useful for snapping close-ups of things I can't see very well... like the serial number sticker on the back of an appliance....etc. Then I can blow it up and it's nice and clear. Other than that, cameras on phones are cute, just don't judge the whole device on the things camera.
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    press and hold your finger on the picture button and when your ready to take the picture take your finger off. it will take instantly

    Hope this helps
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    I agree, but it's also nice to have when you're not feeling like lugging the DSLR around, and good for uploading musings to social media. No one expects to snap an award winning composure. But then again, some great images have been taken with P&S's when it was least expected..

    The pictures look pretty good so far. Still looks like there's issues with overexposure and washed out colors, but my guess is it's done on purpose to keep shadows (and objects in them) from being too dark. Wonder if setting a EV will help.

    Clarity looks good, wonder about low light with the flash.

    Edit: Some pictures over here: http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/1239 Looks pretty good to me, but it appears to not like those purple flowers (check out the original size version). Almost looks like a watercolor filter!
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    I am very pleased (amazed!) at the quality of the low light/natural light pictures. That's was always one of my main gripes with the D1. It's fixed with D3. Awesome!
    No more washed out flash pictures in dark restaurant or music venues. Love this D3!
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    For the love God, turn off the flash at music venues/concerts!!!! All you are doing is taking pictures of the back of people's heads. Roger Water's The Wall show was consistently sh** on by hundreds of clueless people snapping flash pictures when the bricks started flying out of the wall, ruining the effect as well as their own photos. Stage lighting will provide the needed lighting for excellent pics and videos.
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    One of my favorite additions to the camera is the ability to change the focus center. If you tap and drag you can move the auto focus center, useful if the camera is having some problems focusing in a scene.
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    I was sitting in my car when I took this one. No flash and a bad storm was brewing.
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    Ooooooh, look at the colors!

    :)
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